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Lester Mosley Jr. Trial

Murder trial starts

Photos courtesy Rex Brown/The Journal Lester Davaria Mosley Jr., right, pictured with his attorney, Scott Robinson, is on trial this week in Pickens for the 2012 killing of Clemson University student Steven More »

Pickens County Courier Phil Owens

Owens receives state’s highest civilian honor

Courtesy photo Rep. Phil Owens, second from left, receives the Order of the Palmetto from Sen. Larry Martin. Also pictured are Sen. Thomas Alexander, left, and Rep. Davey Hiott. COLUMBIA — Local More »

Pickens County Courier Founder's Day fest pictures

Celebrating heritage

Rocky Nimmons/Courier  Local Civil War reenactors Delayne Masters, left, and Jim Bay pose with a Civil War-era cannon reproduction in front of the historic Bradley-Boggs House on Main Street in Pickens during More »

Pickens County Courier Last Skate group

Farewell skate

Dozens of people showed up for their last skate at Skate-A-Round USA in Easley on Sunday. The business, which has been family-owned since 1980, will be closing its doors on Saturday, Sept. More »

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Six Mile remembers an ambassador

Bill and Ruby Holder will be honored at a tribute event in Six Mile on Sept. 27. Bill passed away June 6, two days after his 98th birthday.        Family More »

Daniel High School AFJROTC to Sponsor 5th Annual Terry Fox Run

CENTRAL – In over 60 nations worldwide, millions of people will gather on the second weekend after Labor Day to participate in a local Terry Fox Run. This year’s renewal will be the 34th Anniversary Terry Fox Run, and the Air Force Junior ROTC cadets at D. W. Daniel High School are excited to be hosting, for the fifth year in a row, their own local run.

By now, you’re probably asking, “What is a Terry Fox run?” Read on.

Born in Canada in 1958, Terry Fox was an active teenager involved in many sports. At age 18, he lost his right leg to bone cancer, and while he was in the hospital, Terry was overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many

School board raises millage

COUNTY — The Pickens County School Board raised millage Monday night in response to a reassessment of the county.

After the net assessed value of properties in Pickens County fell this year, the board voted Monday to increase operating millage by four mills, from 108 to 112, in order to maintain the same amount of revenues from last year and avoid running a deficit or making drastic cuts.

Maintaining the current operating millage of 108 mills would have cost the district approximately $1.1 million in revenues from the general fund, forcing cuts to programs and staff, according to officials.

According to a release from school district spokesman John Eby, owner-occupied homes are not subject to

Murder trial starts

Lester Mosley Jr. Trial

Photos courtesy Rex Brown/The Journal

Lester Davaria Mosley Jr., right, pictured with his attorney, Scott Robinson, is on trial this week in Pickens for the 2012 killing of Clemson University student Steven Gregory Grich.

Mosley accused of shooting

Clemson student in 2012

PICKENS — The trial for a man accused of being the triggerman in a Clemson University student’s killing two years

13th Circuit solicitor Walt Wilkins presents the state’s case against Lester Davaria Mosley Jr. during the first day of his murder trial on Monday in Pickens.

13th Circuit solicitor Walt Wilkins presents the state’s case against Lester Davaria Mosley Jr. during the first day of his murder trial on Monday in Pickens.

ago began Monday in Pickens.

Co-defendants claim Lester Davaria Mosley Jr. fired the shot that killed Steven Gregory Grich during a home invasion at an apartment in Central in 2012.

Bernard Kadeem Ramsey of Central and brothers Jordan Charles Dalton and Jaron Bradley Dalton of Six Mile all said Mosley pulled the trigger on the shot that killed Grich.

Ramsey and the Dalton brothers all pleaded guilty in March to voluntary manslaughter, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon.

In addition to murder, Mosley is charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

During the opening day of testimony in the case Monday, 13th Circuit

Clemson teen charged in man’s stabbing death

CLEMSON — An early-morning fight at a Clemson apartment complex last week left one man stabbed to death and another charged with his murder.

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Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon said Michael Taquarius Rencher, 18, was charged with murder after the fight, which left Cameron Ray Flores, 20, dead.

According to Dixon, police received a call for medical assistance call concerning a seizure at around 2 a.m. last Thursday at Goldenwoods Apartments off Creekside Drive.

Upon arrival, officers found Flores with a stab wound witnesses said was sustained during a fight with Rencher.

Dixon said an investigation revealed Rencher went to the apartment, at 215 Paw Path Lane, where Flores was visiting, words were exchanged between the two and a fight


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